Dewey Strickland Obituary

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Dewey Bradford Strickland, 73 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mr. Strickland was born in Chattanooga, TN. to the late James Bradford and Nellie Armstrong Strickland. He was a loving husband, father, Paw Paw and was loved by everyone who knew him. Dewey proudly served his country in the Navy, loved to fish, camp, boating and cookouts. He worked for the City of Covington for 23 years as a building inspector and his house was the "hang-out" for his co-workers. He was a deacon at Shiloh Baptist and Grace Baptist, was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the church choir. Dewey loved his dogs Bubba, Dixie and Sage and especially loved family time. In addition to both his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother James Ronald Strickland.

Dewey is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Elizabeth; son and daughter-in-law James “Michael” and Renea Strickland; and daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth “Michelle” and Scott Autry; grandchildren Brittany Watson, J. R. Jacobs, Shelby Strickland and Taylor Strickland and great-grandchild Blake Maddox Watson.

Burial took place at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory 11405 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington TN (770) 786-7111.